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Roof Rack for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Top to Carry 45 lb Kayaks

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I have two kayaks that are 46 pounds a piece. Will these racks hold them safely in my 2017 jeep wrangler unlimited

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There is a roof rack that fits your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited which has the capacity to carry a pair of 46 lb kayaks, but the Rhino-Rack SG # RRSG59 has an 88 lb capacity and will not be able to handle the 91 lbs your two kayaks weigh.

Instead, I recommend a similar rack from Thule, which consists of Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711520 and Gutter Feet # TH65JV and has a 165 lb weight capacity (be sure to check out your owner's manual to ensure your Jeep's roof can handle the capacity of your kayaks).

To carry a pair of kayaks I also recommend Thule's The Stacker Rooftop Multi-Kayak Carrier # TH830, so long as your kayaks are no longer than 10 feet. This carrier comes with tie-downs for one kayak and tie-downs for the other are available with part # TH855XT.

I do recommend adding the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders # TH450400 to lock the roof rack; I have also added a link to an install video of this rack on a '17 Wrangler Unlimited for you to take a look at.

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